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What are some of the required documents when applying for a passport?

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To apply for a United States passport, citizens must have one document that provides evidence of U.S. citizenship and one form of photo identification. Other countries and circumstances may require different documentation.

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What are some of the required documents when applying for a passport?
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Documents that provide evidence of U.S. citizenship include a certified birth certificate, previous passport, consular report of birth abroad or certificate of naturalization/citizenship. Valid photo IDs include driver's licenses, previous passports, valid government or military IDs, and certificates of naturalization. Those who do not have these documents, may be able to use a delayed birth certificate, hospital records, religious records or early school records as secondary evidence of citizenship.

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